Diabetic Panel of Tests
Diabetic Panel is a series of blood test used to determine a person’s average blood sugar. It is used to help diagnose diabetes. It can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Tests are recommended since early diabetes does not usually show symptoms.
Blood Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C test)
Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test used to determine a person’s average blood sugar over a period of three months. It is used to help diagnose diabetes. It can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. It measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying protein in red blood cells. This measurement can give a person a more accurate assessment of how well they are managing their glucose levels because it is not based on single measurements taken at a specific time.
- A blood sample will be taken after an overnight fast.
- A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/ dL
- An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates diabetes.
- An A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 percent indicates pre-diabetes.
- Below 5.7 is considered normal.